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Grape and Cable - Part 11
GRAPE & CABLE - Part 11
Ameth.GRAPE & CABLE  Berry Set.
Amethyst GRAPE & CABLE  Berry Set.
BLUE G.& C. Master Berry Bowl
Grape and Cable Master Berry Bowl in Blue.
Mgld.G&C  Master Berry Bowl
Grape and Cable Master Berry Bowl in Marigold.
RARE IG GRAPE & CABLE Lg. Berry-Courtesy Scott Beale.
Grape and Cable Master Berry Bowl in RARE Ice Green.
Courtesy Scott Beale

BERRY BOWLS:  The Fall 1910 Butler Brothers catalog displayed the 2 pc. Berry set, along with the table and water set, calling this the “Vineland” Dining Set Asst. (Iridescent). Two versions were marketed:  one thumbprint, the other ruffled. Large raised thumbprints encircling the lower portion, with pattern on the exterior surface, separates the “thumbprint” design from the “ruffled” type. The large bowl measures 10” – 10 ½”; the small bowl 5”- 6”. Found most often in amethyst and marigold. Green and cobalt blue are very scarce. Pearlized custard is rare and ice green is very rare!
Pattern is on the interior of the ruffled version. Shaped from the same mould used for the ice cream set, there are no thumbprints. These have the Basketweave  exterior . The large bowl measures 11’-12”; the small bowl,  5”-6”.  Amethyst and marigold are seen more often than green. Cobalt blue is scarce, with  white, ice blue and ice green being rare.

GRAPE & CABLE Banana Boat- ice green-Courtesy J & C Curti
GRAPE and CABLE Banana Boat - ice green.
Courtesy J & C Curtis
GRAPE & CABLE Amethyst Banded - Stippled-Courtesy J & C Curtis
GRAPE and CABLE Amethyst Banded - Stippled Banana Boat.
Courtesy J & C Curtis
G&C Blue Banded Stippled Banana Boat-Courtesy J & C Curtis
Grape and Cable Blue Banded - Stippled Banana Boat.
Courtesy J & C Curtis

BANANA BOWLS:  These oval shaped footed bowls may be stippled, sometimes called “banded”. Measuring 12”- 13” in length, they are never trademarked. Amethyst, marigold, and green, in that order, are most available. Scarce in white, ice blue ice green, and pearlized custard. Cobalt blue examples are rarely found.
Stippled/banded versions are much harder to locate. The raised band is about ½” wide, running around the top portion of the bowl. Marigold, green, cobalt blue, Renninger blue and aqua are the colors to look for.

GRAPE & CABLE Cracker Jar-Amethyst-Courtesy J & C Curtis
GRAPE and CABLE Cracker Jar - Amethyst.
Courtesy J & C Curtis

CRACKER JAR:  This two-handled covered jar turns up more frequently in marigold and amethyst than the more rare colors of cobalt blue, white, smoke, ice green, or the extremely rare aqua opal, but Jerry Curtis was quite surprised to “find” this amethyst example reasonably priced and just waiting to be picked up!

GRAPE & CABLE, Large ftd. Fruit Bowl, BANDED-Purple-QUITE RARE!
GRAPE and CABLE, Large footed. Fruit Bowl, BANDED - Purple-QUITE RARE!
Ameth.G&C Large-size  Fruit Bow
Amethyst Grape and Cable Large-size Fruit Bowl.
GRAPE & CABLE Large Fruit  Bowl-Elec. Blue-Courtesy Wroda Auctions
GRAPE and CABLE Large Fruit  Bowl - Electric Blue.
Courtesy Wroda Auctions

FRUIT BOWLS: These large, footed and banded deep variations have a raised, ½” wide band around the top edge. Virtually never seen and reported in amethyst, marigold and cobalt blue.
Large, footed, and deep bowls, referred to as “orange bowls” are harder to find than the more shallow types. These stand 6” -7” high. Known colors: marigold, amethyst, green, cobalt blue, white, russet (olive), and ice green.

GRAPE & CABLE Spittoons from Powder Jar base-Mgld. & Ameth.-Courtesy Seeck Auctions
GRAPE and CABLE Spittoons - from Powder Jar base - Marigold and Amethyst.
Courtesy Seeck Auctions

SPITTOON Whimsey:  “Fashioned” (re-shaped) from the powder jar base; known in marigold, amethyst and green. (Another term: “Money-making gimmickry”).

Dean & Diane Fry – 8-12
Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing,knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.
For “He who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit.
Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.
For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; but the face of the LORD is against those who do evil.”
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good?
But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed.
“And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.”
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ  may be ashamed.
For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. (1Peter 3:8-17)
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